Seven-year-old YouTuber made £17.2m in one year

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A seven-year-old toy reviewer who made £17.3 million in a year has been revealed as YouTube's highest-earning star.

Forbes said all but $1m of the $22m total is generated by advertising shown before videos, with the remainder coming from sponsored posts.

The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a box containing more than 100 toys from Pixar's Cars series.

A video of Ryan visiting Walmart to look at his own product range has been viewed 14 million times.

Ryan and his family, including younger twin sisters who first appeared on the channel when they were a few weeks old, also make educational videos on topics including tornadoes and astronauts.

As he is still a child, 15 per cent of Ryan's earnings are put into a bank account that he will be able to access when he turns 18.

Controversial celebrity Jake Paul was second on Forbes' list, earning $29 million.

Despite their large fanbases, it looks like Jake's infamously hawked merchandise can't top Ryan's collectible toy line, which is available for purchase at Wal-Marts across the country.

But he still earned nearly $20m, three million more than in 2017.

DanTDM was 2017's top earner, but dropped fourth place with 2018 earnings of $18.5 million.

The top five was rounded off by American makeup artist Jeffree Star, who made £14.1m.

Markiplier beat out Canadian gamer Evan Fong, of Vanoss Gaming, by a half-million, earning $17.5 million and $17 million, respectively.

According to Forbes, US primary school student Ryan made a whopping $29.8 million this financial year, simply by reviewing toys on his YouTube channel Ryan Toys Review.

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